Poor, poor, gullible D. As mentioned in my previous post, his birthday was yesterday. And sweet, unassuming, unsuspicious man that he is… he fell for yet another surprise party.
This wouldn’t be so funny if it weren’t the FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW.
I say again: poor, poor D.
Since we held it on a Sunday and most people spent the morning watching the World Cup Final, the party was a little more chill than it’s been in previous years, but all in all, it was a success. I had planned a beach picnic/bbq, followed by a screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (because D has this weird thing about pirates… this weird man-love thing).
Unfortunately, all the early evening showings of the movie were sold out. As a compromise, we ended up spending three hours bowling while we waited for a later screening to start. So when I say unfortunately, what I actually mean is luckily, because I am A SUPER AWESOME BOWLER. Plus, we got to make a funny detour to the pharmacy to buy socks. Sunday afternoons don’t get better than that.
Still, I gotta wonder how D really feels about being surprised, AGAIN. In a way, it must burn him a little. Sure, it’s nice, because people always want to come to his parties, and I think he gets that that’s because everybody loves him, but… still.
In his own defence, I should say that with the exception of stuff like this, I’m endlessly honest with D throughout the rest of the year, but I’m also a really good Sneak. So it’s not like he’d have an easy time figuring anything out. That said…
I may actually not even try to surprise him next year, because if he falls for it again his ego may never recover.
Anyway, like I said, the party was a success. I was a little disappointed at Pirates 2, which was more like the first half of a much longer movie than a self-contained story, but I still enjoyed it. I like seeing people with barnacle faces. I didn’t, however, think all that much about the Kraken. Particularly since it had a mouth like a Sarlacc (or whatever that thing from Jedi was called) instead of like a giant squid, which is what I’d been hoping for. But ANYWAY. Pirates are cool no matter how you slice it. Yar!
There are lots of other things I should talk about, not the least of which is the Western Magazine Awards, which gave me the opportunity to meet all kinds of neat and fancy magazine people, as well as forced me to listen to a SUPER LONG acceptance speech by Lifetime Achievement Award winner Stephen Osborne, which, though amazing in it's way, was also – to put it mildly – a little much, but I’ll have to save all that for another time.
Incidentally, this coming weekend marks the first official anniversary of the site. Can you believe it? I can. I just got my bill from my hosting service. Boourns.
Surprise Party Queen Of The Universe,